Center for Innovative Technology

Our Mission

At El Centro Elementary School District, the Information Technology (IT) Department is dedicated to empowering our organization through innovative technology solutions. Our mission is to provide reliable, secure, and user-centric IT services that enhance productivity, efficiency, and collaboration for all stakeholders.

Guided by the following core principles, we strive to achieve excellence in our IT services:

  1. Customer-Centric Approach: We prioritize understanding the unique needs and requirements of our organization's users. By actively engaging with all stakeholders, we tailor our IT solutions to meet their specific challenges and goals.

  2. Technology Leadership: We are committed to staying at the forefront of technology trends and advancements. 

  3. Security and Privacy: We take the protection of data and information security seriously. Our IT infrastructure and practices adhere to industry best practices and compliance standards to safeguard sensitive information and maintain the trust of our users.

  4. Reliability and Availability: We ensure the reliability and availability of critical IT systems and services. Minimizing downtime and disruptions, we strive to provide a seamless and uninterrupted experience for our organization.

  5. Collaboration and Communication: We promote seamless collaboration and communication among our organization's teams and departments. By leveraging technology, we enable efficient information sharing and foster a culture of teamwork.

  6. Continuous Improvement: We embrace a culture of continuous improvement in all aspects of our IT services. Regularly assessing our processes, policies, and performance, we seek opportunities to optimize and enhance our solutions continually.

  7. Empowerment through Training: We recognize the value of empowering our organization's members with IT knowledge and skills. 

  8. Data-Driven Decision Making: We use data analytics to make informed and strategic IT decisions. By analyzing relevant data, we identify trends, forecast needs, and make data-driven choices to support our organization's growth.

Through the consistent application of these principles, the Center for Innovative Technology at El Centro Elementary School District aims to be a trusted partner in leveraging technology to drive organizational success, growth, and innovation while fostering a secure and digitally empowered work environment.

Location and Office Hours
El Centro Elementary
Center for Innovative Technology (CIT)
1027 North 8th St.
El Centro, CA  92243
(760) 335-5150
Regular School Session
Live Help Desk Hours
8:00 am to 4:00 pm
Summer Hours (Closed Fridays):
8:00 am to 4:00 pm

Ernesto (Ernie) Bañales, Senior IT Specialist (ext. 5153)
John Baxter, IT Specialist (ext. 5155)
Alberto Contreras, Director of Technology (ext. 5160)
Jonathan Finnell, Senior IT Specialist (ext. 5152)
Vacant, Technology Assistant (ext. 6320)
Claudia Hi Guzman, Technology Assistant (ext. 6177)
Alberto (Teto) Martinez, Senior Digital Media Production Specialist (ext. 5139)
Gina Montaño, Senior Secretary (ext. 5160)
Anthony Rosas, Technology Assistant (ext. 6019)
Adrian Ruelas, IT Specialist (ext. 5163)
Jonathan Saldaña, Technology Assistant (ext. 5506)
Michael Salgado, Technology Assistant (ext. 4115)
Liborio Cerros III, Technology Assistant (ext. 5327)
Jacob Perez, Technology Assistant (ext. 5436)
Derrick Sparrow, Technology Assistant (ext. 5934)
Vacant, IT Specialist (ext. 5183)